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Hanging onto a Rent Stabilized Apartment at All Costs

Friday, August 01, 2014

A new play "Between Riverside and Crazy" tells the story of a widower and his parolee son who try to do just that - all while fending off his landlord, cops, the church and City Hall.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Maggie Gyllenhaal's New Role Blends the Personal and Political

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

In the upcoming SundanceTV miniseries The Honorable Woman, she portrays Nessa Stein, whose personal life mirrors the volatile politics of the Middle East.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Racism, Blindness and Paralysis Could Not Stop the Unrelenting Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk fought for racial equality and for fair treatment of disabled persons, started a political movement to get more jazz on television, and even though half of his body was paralyzed by a stroke, he continued to perform until the day he died.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jonathan Demme, André Gregory, and Wallace Shawn on Making 'A Master Builder'

Monday, July 21, 2014

The stage and screen veterans turned Ibsen's play, about an egomaniacal architect looking to make amends, into a movie.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Michel Gondry and Audrey Tautou on the Surreal Romance, “Mood Indigo”

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The French director and actress talk about their new film, based on Boris Vian's novel of the same name.

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WNYC News

Change Is Gonna Come

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The March on Washington Film Festival celebrates the civil rights movement of the 1960s through film and music.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rob Reiner: ‘I Tell the Same Story Over and Over’

Friday, July 11, 2014

The comedy legend says his latest film, “And So It Goes,” shows that men and women act the same at every age.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'Land Ho!' Searching for Lobster, Vodka, and Long-Legged Women in Iceland

Friday, July 11, 2014

The film's director and stars on how you can’t escape yourself, no matter how far you travel.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

After 12 Years of Filming, an Entire Childhood on Screen

Friday, July 11, 2014

A conversation about ‘Boyhood’ with director Richard Linklater and star Ellar Coltrane, who grew from 6 to 18 over the course of filming. “It felt like the biggest decision I’d ever made, artistically,” Linklater said.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Paul Mazursky

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

 

Paul Mazursky wrote and directed big-hearted, funny films, including “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” “An Unmarried Woman,” “Harry and Tonto,” “Enemies: A Love Story,” and “Down and Out in Beverly Hills.” The five-time Oscar nominee received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame late last year. He died June 30, 2014, at the age of 84. He was on the Lopate Show in 2007, talking about his first retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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Behind the Scenes with the Troupe Defying Europe's Last Dictatorship

Monday, July 07, 2014

The Belarus Free Theatre examines forbidden topics under threat of censorship and persecution.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Roger Ebert's Life at the Movies

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The documentary "Life Itself" tells the life story of the influential film critic and cultural commentator.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Siddharth,” a Film about a Father Searching for His Son in India

Friday, June 27, 2014

Director Richie Mehta discusses his film “Siddharth,” along with Tannishtha Chatterjee, who stars in it. Inspired by a real life encounter the filmmaker had in 2010 with a man he met on the streets of India, this narrative film details an impoverished father's attempts to find his missing child, searching throughout the urban slums of India. “Siddharth” opens June 27 at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas.  

 

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The Greene Space

Leonard Lopate Talks 'Dubliners: A Quartet'

Thursday, June 26, 2014

WNYC's Leonard Lopate gives listeners a preview of "Dubliners: A Quartet," a four-part audio play being performed in The Greene Space on June 28 and 29. He chats with playwright Arthur Yorinks, musical director Edward Barnes and actress Aedin Moloney (daughter of Paddy Moloney from The Chieftains). 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dubliners: A Quartet

Thursday, June 26, 2014

An audio play inspired by James Joyce’s stories, performed in WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Space to mark the 100th anniversary of Dubliners.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Cole Porter Score, Rescued From Oblivion

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"The Ambassador Revue" was all but forgotten when it was rediscovered in an archive in Milan, and it's having its American premiere on June 27 at Town Hall.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Linda Emond and Danny Burstein in "Cabaret"

Friday, June 20, 2014

Linda Emond and Danny Burstein discuss their Tony-nominated roles as Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz in Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of "Cabaret." It's playing at Studio 54.

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Studio 360

Ayn Rand's Cat Pic Addiction

Thursday, June 19, 2014

This letter from legendary sourpuss Ayn Rand to Cat Fancy proves that everyone, literally everyone, loves cute cat pictures.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Shakespeare in the Park's “Much Ado About Nothing”

Friday, June 13, 2014

Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater talk about playing the wise-cracking would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick.

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“The City of Conversation” at Lincoln Center Theater

Friday, June 13, 2014

The story of political hostess Hester Ferris, a mover and shaker in the nation’s capital from the Carter administration to the Obama years.

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